Click n’ Close, Inc. (f/k/a Mid America Mortgage Inc.), Addison, Texas, is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. In operation since 1940, Click n’ Close has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, most recently with its adoption of electronic mortgage closings (eClosings) and promissory notes (eNotes). We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners, and are also the nation’s leading provider of Section 184 home loans for Native Americans. Click n’ Close is looking for tech-savvy, service-oriented mortgage professionals to join its growing team. We are dedicated to providing our employees with industry-leading tools and technology to deliver a great package of competitive pricing, programs and knowledgeable service. Want to join our team? Visit our Careers page. We maintain an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and are proud of our roles in the communities where we call home.
Click n’ Close, Inc. was originally established in 1940 as “Frank A. Schmidt & Son’s” in Cleveland, Ohio, originating and servicing residential and commercial real estate loans. It was incorporated in January, 1959. It is one of the first 100 lenders in the Country to become approved as a seller / servicer of Fannie Mae. On March, 31, 2010 Jeffrey E. Bode acquired 100% of the common stock and moved the corporate office to Addison, Texas. On December, 15, 2011, The Company name was changed to Mid America Mortgage, Inc. This was the same name of another Company Jeff founded in 1989. Now recently we’ve changed our name again to Click n’ Close, Inc. as of June 27, 2022.
The last 82 years have been good to us! Our company has seen phenomenal growth which has allowed us the same negotiating leverage as the largest lenders in the nation. Our market footprint continues to expand through hard work, ethical lending standards and advanced technology platforms. Our strong industry relationships are based upon many years of successful performance and mutual profitability. Our reputation in the industry speaks for itself.
Click n’ Close, Inc. holds the following licenses and approval levels:
- FHA Direct Endorsement
- Ginnie Mae Issuer
- VA Automatic Approval
- USDA Rural Development National Lender
- Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer
- Multi State lending license
Jeffrey E. Bode
Jeffrey E. Bode, is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of CNC. Mr. Bode purchased Schmidt Mortgage Company on March 31st, 2010 and reorganized its operations and incorporated the loan production of Moncor (a mortgage operating unit he managed prior to the acquisition) in August of 2010 to build Mid America Mortgage, Inc., in December of 2011. Mr. Bode founded the original Mid America Mortgage, Inc. in 1989 and was the first lender to develop an interface inside Calyx’s Point software. The interface enables brokers to price, lock, underwrite, and receive loan status, while drawing loan documents within Point or from a website linked to Point. Mr. Bode further developed the technology and has utilized those advances to offer superior performance in the mortgage industry. In 2003, Mr. Bode sold the previous company to Aegis Mortgage and focused on developing his software until 2007 when he returned to the mortgage business. Mr. Bode opted to stay out of ownership of a mortgage company due to the perceived risk he saw in the products being originated from 2004 until 2007. During that time he focused on winding down the original Mid America Mortgage, Inc., developing Mortgage Machine software, and creating a tax lien business. Read Full Bio >
Managing Director at 1st Tribal Lending
Brett Robinson, Managing Director at 1st Tribal Lending, brings over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry, including extensive experience in American Indian Housing Finance obtained from his role as Managing Member of WSR Loan management, LLC and its partnership with Bank 2, one of the largest active producers of Section 184 Indian Home Loans nationwide. Brett’s team includes Kim Wilkins, Operations Manager, and the California-based staff of underwriters and closers who were previously with him at WSR Loan Management. Kim Wilkins has ten years’ experience with the Section 184 program, which she initiated at Headlands and Greenpoint Mortgage.
Adam W. Rieke
Head of Wholesale Lending
Adam W. Rieke is a 20 plus year industry veteran with an incontrovertible record of success in the arena of Wholesale Lending. Adam has built and managed highly successful and profitable Wholesale Lending Operations since 1995, where he led First Horizon’s Wholesale Lending Operation in the Chicago market. Adam has also served as President and CEO of a national wholesale lender, which was sold in June of 2006 at a premium to shareholders. Most recently, Adam spent the past 7 years in a Senior leadership role (Senior VP) with Mortgage Services III, LLC (“MSI”) which began as a “de novo” or start-up in May of 2007, and became the 7th largest wholesale lender in the nation by volume (Crains 2013).
Mr. Ellis is licensed to practice law in Texas and Ohio. He has 33 years of experience as legal counsel in the banking industry. He has 30 years as in-house counsel at National City Corporation (“NCC”), including 19 years as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, serving as the Chairman of the NCC Law Department’s Mortgage Banking, Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practice Group, responsible for the management and delivery of legal services to NCC’s four mortgage banking subsidiaries, all NCC national bank subsidiary commercial and real estate lending divisions, and the NCC corporate real estate facilities department. Most recently and for multiple years, he has served as general legal counsel to CNC.